12 June 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, accompanied Mr. Ricardo Trevino, Deputy Secretary General (DSG) of the WCO, to attend the 28th Meeting of the ASEAN DGs of Customs, which was held on 12 June 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
The WCO delegation had a closed consultation session with nearly 50 delegates from the ASEAN Member Customs administration and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat, and spoke about the backgrounds and points of consideration on the key agenda items being tabled to the upcoming WCO Council sessions. At the request of co-chair of the consultation session, Mr. Igarashi recalled some cases of the collaboration with ASEAN Member administrations in capacity building programs during his 5-year tenure and complimented their spontaneous mutual assistance, which supplemented those of the WCO. He also took this opportunity to bid farewell to the ASEAN DGs and thanked them for their support and cooperation, and wished them continued success in reform and modernization. In the margin of the Meeting, the WCO delegation had series of bilateral meetings with ASEAN DGs and heard their needs and priorities in the future work of the WCO.
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